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March 21, 2002 Edition   •   Volume 132, No. 11   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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The Catholic Herald is the official newspaper of the Diocese of Madison. Its purpose is to inform and educate people of the Diocese through communications that proclaim Gospel values, report the news, and comment on issues as they pertain to the mission of the Catholic Church, which is to bring all in Jesus Christ to the Father.
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photo of blessing of the gathering space at St. Patrick Parish, Madison

On St. Patrick's Day, March 17, Bishop William H. Bullock presided at a Mass and dedication of renovated space at St. Patrick Parish, Madison. Shown during the blessing of the gathering space here are, from left: pastor Fr. William J. Seipp, acolyte and parishioner Bob Agasie, Bullock, master of ceremonies Fr. James R. Bartylla, and Auxiliary George O. Wirz. (Patrick Scullion photo)

St. Patrick Parish:

Bishop blesses parish center, narthex
at special dedication Mass

MADISON -- The atmosphere was one of excitement as people toured the newly renovated parish center at St. Patrick Parish March 17 here.

After seven months of construction, the project, which also included a new 2,000 square-foot narthex where people can gather before and after Mass, was recently completed. With the renovation of the parish the center totaling 10,000 square feet, it was the largest renovation project at the parish since 1958.   Full Story ...

Holy Week liturgies:

At St. Raphael Cathedral

MADISON -- All people in the Diocese of Madison are invited to attend the liturgies of Holy Week at St. Raphael Cathedral, 222 W. Main St.

The schedule includes:

• Palm Sunday Mass, Saturday, March 23, 5 p.m., and Sunday, March 24, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Bishop William H. Bullock will preside at 10 a.m. Mass, which includes solemn procession with palms (aired on WHFA radio, 1240 AM).

• Chrism Mass, Tuesday, March 26, 7:30 p.m., Bishop William H. Bullock, presider; Auxiliary Bishop George O. Wirz and priests of the diocese, concelebrants.

• Holy Thursday, March 28, 5:30 p.m., Mass of the Lord's Supper; Bishop William H. Bullock, presider; collection of food and money taken for the poor.

• Good Friday, March 29, 3 p.m., Celebration of the Lord's Passion; Bishop William H. Bullock, presider; solemn chanting of the Passion according to St. John (aired on WHFA radio, 1240 AM).

• Holy Saturday, March 30, 7:30 p.m., Easter Vigil; Bishop William H. Bullock, presider; music provided by the Cathedral Triduum Choir, brass, and timpani.

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• Making a Difference
by Tony Magliano --
Remedy for nationalism:
Strive to focus on building solidarity with others

• Our Turn
by Therese J. Borchard --
In troubled times: Why I will not abandon the Catholic Church

• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen -- Questions:
Lunar calendar sets Easter date; donating body organs

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II -- Psalm 77:
Asks for God's help at the beginning of a new day

• Your Family
by Monica and Bill Dodds --
'Backyard fences': Ways parents strive to help each other

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